Problem: Using the periodic table to guide you, predict the chemical formula and name of the compound formed by the following elements.Using the periodic table to guide you, predict the name of the compound formed by Li and H.

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We are asked to predict the name of the compound formed by Li and H.

The rules for naming binary ionic compounds are as follows:

1. The metal keeps its name and is named and written first.

– For transition metals, we use Roman numerals to denote its charge.


2. The nonmetal keeps its base name but has its ending changed to –ide.


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Using the periodic table to guide you, predict the chemical formula and name of the compound formed by the following elements.

Using the periodic table to guide you, predict the name of the compound formed by Li and H.

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